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Turner Picture Battle of Trafalgar[edit]

Hi I hope you don't mind me contacting you in such a manner but I was wondering whether you took the picture of the painting at all? I am after a version to use for a documentary film we are currently making for the BBC.

Please do contact me on

Art of Hawaii[edit]

That's okay. I know nothing about Hawaiian art, and don't have a strong opinion either way. You may find others object or question it in the future - the situation that you've described with respect to Hawaiian art isn't that unusual. But I am happy to defer to your judgment. However, you need to decide one way or another. Either the Hawaiian art category gets categorized in the general collections category, or it gets categorized with the American art - whichever you prefer. But as per COM:OVERCAT, you can't do both. So you just need to figure out which one makes the most sense in your view. Hope that helps. Best regards, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:35, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Please don't do this or this or this. These categories aren't restricted to paintings, so should never be subcategorized in parent categories pertaining solely to paintings. As per COM:CAT, categories "are categorized according to their subject, and not to their contents", so even if these categories only contained paintings (actually, they all contain more than just paintings), they should not be added to parent categories related solely to paintings because they are general art categories that are much broader than just paintings (they can contains sculptures, photographs, ceramics, etc.). If you don't understand/agree with the problem outlined in previous edit summaries, please ask for a better explanation or discuss the issue rather than blindly reverting without comment. Even if I don't delete the parent categories you've added, someone else eventually will. If you want to subcategorize these cats in Paintings in the Honolulu Academy of Arts, you will need to create subcats just for paintings. I'm happy to assist if you would like. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:17, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Hawaii Juliana Alapai portrait[edit]

Do you know if you could get a photograph of the portrait of Juliana Alapai that hangs at Queen Emma's Summer Palace in Hawaii?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 08:22, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, but I have no idea.

Hiart (talk) 19:23, 17 October 2011 (UTC)


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Can you tell me please where you took this picture? I cannot find this sculpture.

thank you

Djampa (talk) 07:41, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

it's ok i found it on Google street :

Camera location 31° 46′ 29.05″ N, 35° 10′ 34.49″ E  Heading=315° Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap. View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info

thank you Djampa (talk) 06:22, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Six-branch candelabrum by Zahara Schatz, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel.jpg

File:L'Extrême onction I, vers 1640, Grantham, Belvoir Castle.jpg[edit]

Hi. Thanks for importing a better file of this painting. Could it be possible to indicate the source of this new file ? Thanks. Mel22 (talk) 09:21, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

A tip of the hat[edit]

I'm a great fan of your work. Bravo! You have contributed wonderful pictures and articles. Daderot (talk) 23:27, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Cheers for the wonderful pictures of art you've contributed to Commons - I've had recently the pleasure to work on many of them to add the Artwork or Art Photo template - they are beautiful and you really work "like a pro" , but maybe you are ;) Hsarrazin (talk) 09:19, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi Wmpearl, please use this template, thanks. see File:A Faun and His Family with a Slain Lion by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Getty Center.JPG, File:Christ on the Cross by El Greco, Getty Center.JPG--Oursana (talk) 08:36, 20 May 2013 (UTC) Hi Wmpearl, it would be very helpful if you could edit your contrubutions with this template, because of harmonisation and because it gives more details on paintings, don't you agree? Best regards --Oursana (talk) 11:48, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Template Art Photo[edit]

Hi, Wmpearl! For images such as File:'Mrs. Francis Gregg and her Son George' by Thomas Lawrence, Cincinnati.jpg you could use the template {{Art Photo}}, which is a combination of {{Artwork}} and {{Photograph}}. It is a great choice for the photos you take of paintings, because it allows you to provide information on the underlying artwork as well as the photographer (yourself) and the photograph itself. I've been using the Artwork template for a long time, but just discovered the Photograph and the Art Photo templates. The advantages to using templates is that they provide not only details and consistency, but they can be internationalized/translated. There are several sub-templates, such as Creator, Institution, and Technique, plus more basic templates such as size, date, otherdate, etc. I'll be glad to work with you to learn how to use them: like many things on Wikipedia and Commons, they look a little daunting at first, but become easy with a little practice, and you can often find other works to copy/paste examples from. I'll take a crack at Mrs. Gregg. Let me know what you think. BTW I think your contributions to Commons are fantastic! Laura1822 (talk) 19:11, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Charles W. Bartlett[edit]

Dear Wmpearl:

I am a collector of Bartlett's paintings and in possession of the family's archives. Could you e-mail so we could correspond on the subject?

Darrel C. Karl lawyer specialized in intellectual property cases--Oursana (talk) 08:16, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

File:'Portrait of Timoteo Ha'alilio by an unknown artist', Bishop Museum.JPG[edit]

Is this Haalilio or Kamehameha III?

@Wmpearl:. I assume you are a resident of Hawaii with access to the Bishop Museum. Could you please help settle this dispute on File talk:Young Kamehameha III.jpg? Maybe a photo of the portrait with the sign you saw.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:52, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
I was never able to qualify the identification through the Smithsonian and no expert I asked knew of any published source able to demonstrate the portraits subject, but the Bishop Museum itself firmly states this as a gift from "Carter" (not sure which specific historic figure this refers to) and is Timoteo Ha'alilio. At any rate, this isn't Wikipedia so all it took was to explain this to the admin that moved the image at my request and they have changed to Portrait of Timoteo Ha'alilio by an unknown artist.--Mark Miller (talk) 15:02, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Identification of portrait[edit]

The painting is currently displayed in the Bishop Museum as "Portrait of Timoteo Ha'alilio by an unknown artist". I would assume that this represents the latest scholarship, and should supersede older descriptions. Wmpearl (talk) 19:31, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Sea cuke[edit]

Hello. I am a marine biologist and I and some colleagues are puzzled by this picture you uploaded. Was it taken in Hawaii as said in the title or in Baja California as said in the description ? Because Opheodesoma spectabilis is not supposed to be found in America... Thanks ! FredD (talk) 21:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

I took the picture in the ocean off Hawaii. My original description was 'Conspicuous Sea Cucumber (Opheodesoma spectabilis), Coconut Island, Hawaii'. Someone else changed the text, but the picture was taken in Hawaii, and many were seen.Wmpearl (talk) 04:22, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Hello, thanks for your answer. We were struggling with other specialists because no species of this genus had ever been observed in California, so now I understand why ! I'll change the settings, thank you. And congrats for your beautiful pictures ! All the best, FredD (talk) 08:09, 3 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi Wmpearl - do you have a photo location for File:Setophaga aestiva.JPG, please? Also for any other bird pics without locations ;-) Thanks! - MPF (talk) 15:31, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

The picture was taken on the Galápagos Islands, but I don't remember which island. Wmpearl (talk) 17:34, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! That makes it Setophaga petechia; I'll rename the file - MPF (talk) 19:25, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Renamed File:Setophaga petechia, Galapagos.jpg - MPF (talk) 19:28, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Category:The Birds of the Sandwich Islands[edit]

Thanks for uploading these wonderful bird pictures of species, we have only a few pictures of ... but if the species ist not metnioned in the listing in the main category, usually it has another name now. For example you dont find Himatione montana in the following listing in Category:Himatione as its modern scientific name is Paroreomyza montana montana.

Included species (for IOC classification 3.1):
H. fraithii, H. sanguinea

I found this information with Google in the Avibase.

If you are not shure, which name is correct, use Category:Unidentified bird illustrations.

--Kersti (talk) 16:27, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

File:'Still Life' by Theo Van Rysselberghe, 1903, oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum.JPG[edit]

This image is listed among fakes. Could you comment on this? Ankry (talk) 09:06, 15 March 2016 (UTC)



Hi Wmpearl. I am producing a documentary and would like to include one your photos. Would you please email be at for further disscussion. Regards, George Watson

Eiffel tower[edit]

Where is here the Eiffel tower please [1]? --Nolanus (C | E) 17:06, 20 July 2016 (UTC)[edit]

I was wondering do you have access or know of any users with access to ?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 07:33, 30 January 2017 (UTC)


Oursana (talk) 14:34, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

to request for permission to use the pictures/ photographs[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam, My name is Wati, editor of the Visual Arts Education Book for Form 2 students published for the Ministry of Education Malaysia would like to request for permission to use the pictures/photographs/masterpieses from your website link:,_Getty_Center.JPG

For your information, i just to use the photo for education only.Please contact me at this email for further information : — Preceding unsigned comment added by Linjuahir (talk • contribs) 07:12, 11 August 2017 (UTC)